When it comes time to bury a loved one, it can be hard to know how to proceed. With such a variety of different choices available, there is pressure to make the best choice. You can select funeral arrangements, above ground burials, and direct cremation services. Understanding the process of direct cremation can help you decide whether this is the best choice for your family’s needs.
What to expect from direct cremation
Direct cremation is the process of exposing the bodily remains to high temperatures in order to reduce them to ashes. The ashes are then placed in an urn or sprinkled over a specific destination according to the wishes of the departed. When the family selects this choice, the body of their loved one is taken to the crematory where the direct cremation is performed. This option does not typically include any visitation or ceremonies as the loved one is cremated without a formal gathering.
An economical selection
For families who are on a budget or who have a hard time gathering everyone together for an entire funeral and burial, direct cremation offers a convenient option.It is an economical choice because there is no need to pay for a casket since the body will be transported to the crematory without the need for one. In addition there is no cost for a formal ceremony or catering since the process is completed without anyone else present. Discussing this option with your local funeral home can help you to decide whether or not this is the best choice for your needs.
Since direct cremation is so affordable, many people choose this option for the remains of their loved one. Although a personal choice, some people may feel very strongly about choosing cremation as their main option. For this reason it is important to discuss this choice with family members to ensure there is no objection to proceeding with direct cremation.
Making arrangements for direct cremation is a simple process. By calling the funeral home directly, you can get the assistance you need to make arrangements for your departed loved one’s cremation. You will receive personalized services and assistance with setting a day and time and arranging for every detail. The process need not be overwhelming when you have the assistance you need.
New Crown Cemetery provides complete direct cremation services. Explore burial and funeral options with them when you visit them online at or their Facebook page.